Le Red House
A Texan boss (Joseph Boley, who used to work at Bottle Shop and is the doppleganger of Jemaine Clement from the Flight of the Conchords), a cow’s skull on the bar, and the best of modern Houston: an excellent rock soundtrack, zero firearms and masterful cocktails. Like the smokey and woody Wei Wei (Antica Formula Vermouth, Amontillado sherry, pineapple syrup, barrel-aged orange bitters, €12) or the more classic Negroni made with Campari, red vermouth and gin for €5 a glass, the owner’s favorite recipe. Alcohol-free mixes for €7, varied depending on the syrups and juices of the moment. // A.B.